10 Must Have Jazz Albums (Early Jazz)

      1. Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines – The Louis Armstrong Story-Volume 3: Recorded, 1928 on Columbia. This compilation  released in 1950, chronicles the early work of Armstrong and Hines from 1928; the New York years. This compilation  includes the classic tracks “West End Blues”, “Muggles” and “St James Infirmary“. Highly Recommended!!!!! 2. Benny Goodman –…

My Top 10 Brazilian Artists From The 60’s & 70’s (Part 1)

I have been actively learning Brazilian music for roughly 10 years now: samba, bossa nova, MBP, and  country music.  I chose to start my study of Brazilian music from the beginning of Brazil’s music industry: which during this period was starting to reach a global audience with the legendary work of Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Even though, I realized…

10 Dionne Warwick Vinyl To Own

Digging through my vinyl collection I decided to pick through Dionne Warwick discography to analyze.  I have listened to and dissected many great singers and I consider Dionne Warwick  as one of  America’s top ten greatest singing treasures. Dionne Warwick’s  musical contributions to the industry, in my opinion, can never be duplicated or imitated.  Dionne Warwick is  also…

10 Jazz Albums To Have In Your Collection

There are a lot of amazing artists and album in the jazz world, and we all could have intense conversations and valid reasons why an particular artist or album should be someone’s introduction to American Jazz.  My Top 10 jazz combines Classic Jazz, Swing, & Bebop with legends and innovators.   Sonny Rollins Quartet – Tenor Madness…

Top 5 Ella Fitzgerald Live Recordings

I have had a wonderful time over the years listening to all of Ella Fitzgerald’s live performances that I could put my hand on.  Fortunately, Mr. Norman Granz recorded Ella in abundance throughout her career. After much debate here are my top 5 live recordings by the First Lady Of Song. 1. Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington – The Stockholm…